Truglo TFX VS TFO [Which One is The Right Optic For You!]

Truglo TFX series has been the go-to night sight for pistol for a long time now. Their TFX and TFX Pro series are the easy recommendation to any Glock or other handgun owners. Naturally, we trust in Truglo and in what they make. Truglo TFO may not be as popular as TFX or TFX Pro, it does deserve an equal stand. Or does it?

Let’s find out the differences between Truglo TFX vs TFO.

Truglo TFX/ TFO – Outlooks

Truglo TFX/ TFO – Specs

SpecsTruglo TFXTruglo TFO
MagnificationN/AN/A
Weight0.01 lbs0.1 lbs
TritiumGreen/Yellow dotGreen dot
BatteryNot requiredNot required
ControlsFixedFixed
Mounting TypeNot IncludedNot Included

Truglo TFX VS TFO – Differences

  • Truglo TFO is slightly lighter.
  • Truglo TFO features a different color rear sight.
  • Truglo TFX uses a white ring around the front sight where TFO has none.

Quality

Truglo TFX: It’s is made out of high-quality CNC aluminum and rubber mixture. Both of them protect the tritium sight from getting damaged. Both armor does excellent job at that as well.

TFX is definitely a well-made sight.

Truglo TFO: It is quite old sight. It’ surprising how well this sight aged. I know, Truglo released newer batches of the sight to support new guns. But the formula is the same old. Rubber armor coating is quite nice as well. The sight is so well-made. It’s hard to find this well-made sights nowadays.

Durability

Truglo TFX: Truglo uses a layer of aluminum to protect the tritium stick inside. Then they cover the aluminum cylinder with a layer of rubber. The one that you see as a sight. Double protection makes sure tritium stays at place intact.

Truglo TFO: This One is made by the same way. Tritium glow sticks are protected by aluminum and rubber armor. Problem with rubber armor is, they are not sturdy enough to stay safe from sharp cuts.

But, why would you cut your sigh with something sharp? Doesn’t make any sense, right?

Performance

Truglo TFX: It gets extremely bright during the night. During the day, it says neural color and doesn’t distract you. That’s a good thing. We don’t want to stare at a bright orange circle while targeting a bright red dot.

Accuracy will depend mostly on you. But raw accuracy of this sight is quite good.

Truglo TFO: TFO is the same boat as TFX. Both uses high quality tritium glow stick to help during the night. And both of them stays silent during the day. Performance is on par with TFX. Accuracy is good and night vision is clear as well. As expected from Truglo.

Size

Truglo TFX: It is rather a small night sight. The front height of this sight is only 0.200”. While the rear height is 0.180”. As you can see, without the base the height this sight isn’t too much to dwell on. Let’s just say it’s the perfect height and move on.

Truglo TFO: Height of the front sight of TFO is 0.15” and rear is around 0.17”. It’s also a small sight as well. Keep in mind Truglo has been making these sights for well over a decade now. The information can very well change depending on the mold used by Truglo.

Weight

Truglo TFX: It’s a night sight. They contain tritium bright stick to glow during the night and stay quite during the day. They weigh next to nothing. There is no disclosed weight on their listing or body either. But from a lot of digging and measuring, the weight of TFX is around 0.11lbs. That’s like nothing. Even in grams that’s less than 50grams. You can just place it on top of the gun and forget you added anything on the gun.

Truglo TFO: It seems to be lighter than TFX and TFX Pro. As Truglo didn’t disclose anything regarding this, we can only speculate why one is lighter. TFO weighs at around 0.01lbs. Weight difference is actually more noticeable than you think.

Truglo TFX/ TFO – Videos

Truglo TFX VS TFO – Summary

I know this was shorter than expected. To be honest, there aren’t much if any differences present between the two sights. Sure, you have hoped someone to win between Truglo TFX vs TFO. The thing is, both of them are old and is available for many different guns. TFO supports less guns compared to TFX.

If your gun doesn’t support one, get the other one.

TFX Pro is a great option as well. But between these two, either is fine.

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